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Oxford Castle Unlocked Entrance Ticket Including Guided Tour
from $15.34*
Oxford Castle Unlocked Entrance Ticket Including Guided Tour
from $15.34*
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“period costume”(21 reviews)
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Oxford Castle & Prison explores the 1000-years of Oxford's History. Led by one of our costumed characters, the rich history of the castle with a prison at its heart will be revealed to you. Climb St. George's Tower and take in the stunning views...more
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46 Oxford Castle New Road | Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 260666
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gift shop - hard to pick one thing. Harry Potter gifts, Vegan gifts, mead, etc. Robin gave us the tour and was great, charming and lively! He got my boyfriend involved and had my mother and I throw a toy rat at him. Thanks...More

Thank Sophia A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was lucky enough to turn up and go on the tour straight away! Marcus, you made the tour so interesting, thank you 😀

Thank Gilljules
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were lucky enough to be able to get on one of the guided tours without booking but I would advise booking in advance as the rest of the afternoon was fully booked. The tour was made very interesting due to the lovely tour guide...More

Thank Georgina G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Firstly the prices are great for a tour only £11. Our tour guide Alistair was fantastic full off facts and stories really made the visit. Lots of history, in total just over the hour for the tour then there’s a nice exhibition at the end...More

Thank LoveTravel522209
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We live in Oxfordshire and have never visited the castle/prison. It was very interesting and informative with a costumed guided tour. The price is very good for what you see and the guide was very humorous and knew all that you needed to know about...More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Works outing - Had an amazing boat trip down the Thames with magic entertainment and wonderful lunch on board. Onto Oxford Castle & Prison - wonderful historical experience and a must see - Molly our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the experience very interesting.

Thank Pina D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You get to walk up the stairs of a very old tower, get a nice view of Oxford and detailed information of the prison.

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RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Erianna, thanks for reviewing- we're glad you found your visit interesting. We'd love to know how we could improve things for future guests also, so please do let us know if anything springs to mind! Many thanks.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just came off the Castle Unlocked tour with Rob. I was really annoyed that we couldn't just make our own way around the castle, but Rob was fantastic, really fun and informative! Wpuld definitely recommend.

Thank Sorrendipity
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We’ve been on this tour twice now & have always had a super time. Our guide Marcus (Steven) was throughly enjoyable & very knowledgeable about this ancient castle jail & time periods it was in use. He let us take our time to look around...More

Thank Pat1998
Reviewed 6 days ago

The guide Oliver was great with the information he provided. Made the tour first class rather than a stroll through stone walls. Well worth the visit. Dave

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lil d
November 17, 2016|
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Response from Michelle G | Reviewed this property |
There were about three children under 5 on the tour I went on and the guide made it entertaining for them, so I'm sure your children will enjoy it!
October 3, 2016|
Response from neetylou |
according to the web site yes
lisa m
August 28, 2016|
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Response from Anne A | Reviewed this property |
The guides are all dressed as the personalities of the time. I don't recall mannequins